Krauthammer: Romney shouldn’t release past tax returns

Krauthammer says John McCain’s word is good enough for him and that Romney shouldn’t release any past tax returns and thus cede the argument to the Obama campaign that he’s hiding something:

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  • Krauthammer is right. Nothing would please the Obama people. You give them four years of returns, they would want eight. You given them eight, they would want ten. And the more you give them, the more they have to pick over. No tax return, none of them, are perfect. All you would have to have is one small mistake and it would be blown all out of proportion. No, give them two years and move on. And always say, “Isn’t it interesting that Obama always wants to talk about my tax returns instead of his own economic record?” The Obama campaign will have no answer for that.

    • keninil

      You wouldn’t need any mistakes. They are are already chasing him about Cayman investments and Swiss bank accounts. Anything else like that would open up a can of worms and generate requests for more info.

      Let’s get Obama’s college records. As soon as he got into office, he signed a EO sealing them. A super PAC or a super surrogate (Trump like) should chase that.

  • MaroonRepublic

    Stay strong Mitt. The left don’t care about your taxes as far as what they can use for their class warfare campaign. If they say you are hiding something then fire back at them on all that 0 has hidden.

  • keyesforpres

    Hey Bam Bam, Sheriff Arpaio just had a press conference and it is definitive….YOU are a felon…it’s a fake bc.

    • nibblesyble

      I wonder if they GOP will do anything about it? Meh, probably bloody not.

      • crosshr

        yes, they cry and went talked to mommy about it, and mommy spanked them !

    • That was just a shot across the bough towards Obama. Don’t enter my state and DON’T TREAD ON ME!

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    I would not release them either.

  • Sandra123456

    I think this is sort of irrelevant now. At Buzzfeed Romney’s 2001-2005 Financial Disclosure Filings are there for all to see.

  • Jim Botts

    The government already has these tax returns. The government received them when they were filed. If something wrong happened why hasn’t the IRS made an issue of it? If Romney committed something wrong, what hasn’t Holder arrested him yet?

    It’s all BS to anyone that takes 60 seconds to think about it.

  • drphibes

    Don’t worry, Hammer. He won’t.

    Mitt is going to play offense now.

  • Duplicate

  • As I told Romney 2 days ago, he should tell Obama that he will release his tax returns when Obama releases his Selective Service form and the passport he used when he went to Pakistan, which at the time was a country to which Americans were forbidden to go.

  • badbadlibs

    Where was this McCain four years ago????
    And why doesn’t someone say, at least once, that bo won’t release anything he doesn’t want to release when he wants to release it and those who want it can take a flying leap…bo is beyond vile, beyond a filthy liar….and a hypocrite that’s beyond description.

    • WordsFailMe

      “beyond description…” I agree. I’ve been trying to describe the pot-head, bed-wetting, spoiled-brat, Chicago pimp in a blue-commie suit for years now and the words still fail me. LOL

      • badbadlibs

        I should have said beyond description for everyone but you….you sir, are an artist with words! 🙂

  • Sober_Thinking

    I would adopt a “clam” approach. The more they try to pry the more I’d clam up and stubbornly refuse. They need more ammunition and Romney shouldn’t (and doesn’t have to) give them even a morsel. They are sickening and pathetic to keep picking at this – but this all they have left since Obama sucks so bad. Screw ’em.

    And let them lie their butts off… they’re going to do it anyway… making it up as they go along. ANYTHING to distract America from anything that really matters. Because what matters, reflects VERY poorly on this pathetic waste of skin known as Obama.

  • LiveFreeOrDie2012

    Bravo Sen. McCain!

  • Joe

    Hey ZERO –

    —————– You invest overseas too!!

    You should be in US TREASURIES! –

    just sayin’

  • How about Romney releases his tax records when Obama unseals his records!

    • WordsFailMe


  • crosshr

    For those of you that never win any fight and call for Romney to submit more years of tax return, either you are left or right, SCREW YOU TOO, you think you play defense to win, go home, Obama already freaking own your arse.
    This freaking liar ,accuser in chief has done a better job distracting many from the day’s real issue.

  • Romney should go on the attack and demand that Obama produce his college transcripts.

  • NYGino

    Romney hasn’t spent millions of dollars protecting the information in his tax returns. This should be brought up and maybe Obama will shut up.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    I find myself disagreeing with krauthammer on social issues, but on this point he is absolutely right, Mitt if you are listening do not release your tax returns, if he does that he is going to be validating what this socialists want, which is to be intrusive in our lives. I have a question for the obama drones out there how is releasing romney’s tax returns help with the incredible problems that this great nation has?

    • WordsFailMe

      Proud-I don’t think the obama family of socialists care one way or another about the people as long as they can retain their power.
      You may have seen this kind of human somewhere en antes?

      • proudhispanicconservative

        you are absolutely right its all about power….

      • proudhispanicconservative

        Yes I have seen this in Cuba, North Korea, China, Venezuela

  • 2396jed

    ‘small platoons’ was n’t that Burke?

  • Bobemakk

    Why is everyone so concerned about Romneys tax returns? Charles Krauthammer is right. Has “Obama Messiah” released any of his paperwork proving he is an American born citizen? His birth certificate was “fudged” and we know it. Where are his college records, and the list goes on and on. They are fishing for skeletons in Romneys closet and they are hard to find, that is why they pick on his Bain outsourcing that doesn’t mean a damn and most of it was lies. Obamas own job czar Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE is outsourcing GE jobs while he is a part of Obamas cabinet. He is supposed to be creating jobs HERE and not outsourcing from his own company…..Romney for president.

  • 1. Release it two days before the election on Sunday night just like Obama releases stuff

    2. Hold up a thick manilla envelope and say here are my returns as soon as Obama releases his college records and a genuine birth certificate (sheriff Joe says its a fake)

    3. Tell everyone you are holding the returns as hostage until Obama releases “The fast and furious” documents to congress

  • Great point by K-hamer oBummer thinks everything is because of government like the Soviets used to believe and Romney should point it out.

  • ali3nation

    Can someone explain? Romney, according to reports and according to McCain, submitted 23 years of tax returns during vetting in the 2008 campaign. McCain wants to vouch for him. What happened to those documents. They should be in a file somewhere. Anybody able to clear up my confusion?

  • ganshang